Sunday, April 17, 2011

Recipes from Aunt Flora -- Oatmeal Macaroons

Oatmeal Macaroons

4 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 cups coconut
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup oil
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all dry ingredients together; then combine eggs, oils, and vanilla.
Drop by large spoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees. [or longer, depending on your oven.]
Watch carefully as the coconut burns easily.
Let cool on sheet before transferring to rake.

I have to say that these were a pain in the butt. I think macaroons, I think pyramid shaped coconut loveliness. So, I heaped my large spoonfuls onto my greased cookie sheet, only to see them spread out into each other and then not want to come off the sheet in one piece. I reduced the size of the spoonfuls and the number on the pan, and learned to let them cool before trying to pry them off the sheet.

Luckily for me -- they taste great (I know, I just HAD to eat the broken ones, and there were a LOT!) and the IT Department seems to prefer crispy cookies. They want crispy? VOILA!

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